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the alleged ft. hood gunman is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder. the president's advisers head back to the drawing board in afghanistan and your views about what winning the war in afghanistan means. a teacher gets a tough lesson in social networking. should she have lost her job over facebook? lots and lots of bless yous for this virginia girl. what may be behind her nonstop sneezing fits. right to ft. hood and deputy commander colonel john rossi on
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the charges being preferred today. 13 counts of premeditated murder. >> transfer of remains continues and dedicated casualty assistant teams are passionately supporting the families of our fallen. today we will conduct a memorial service recognizing the sacrifice and service of the four fallen comrades. even as we move to resumption of normal operational activity, we do so with the utmost respect for our families as we would never want to minimize the enormity of their sacrifice. here at ft. hood there are several titles. fantom corps. america's hammer. yet the one we are so proud of is the family first corps. as this was spawned from demonstrated focus and commitment to our families. that will continue. to all of our gunshot victims in
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local hospitals, one is in icu and 11 remain on the wards. all of them in stable condition. behavioral health professionals continue to assist us here at ft. hood. since the incident over 100 of them have all met at the ft. hood staff enhancing our capability to assess and assist across the command. critical incident stress management teams, unit ministry teams, health specialists, family life consultants, just to name a few are out there supporting us right now. collectively they have been able to make nearly 3,000 individual contacts so far. all of the wounded have received a critical incident stress debrief. >> that's a status update on the victims and how ft. hood and the personnel are coping and moving on. we hope to hear very soon from the criminal investigation division and a spokesman named christopher gray who will announce 13 counts or charges of premeditated murder are to be
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filed against the 39-year-old army major nidal hasan charged with killing 13 people on post last thursday. and also a female soldier is pregnant at the time. that may represent a 14th count that could be added representing the fetus. the next proceeding is an article 32 proceeding although major hasan could waive his right to that proceeding and they could go directly to trial. we'll have more on the charges he faces just ahead. we may know next week what the president plans to go in afghanistan. defense secretary robert gates confirms the president is not adopting any of the options presented to him so far. he will spend the next week in asia. he may announce a decision on afghanistan shortly after he returns. he's not rejecting the four proposals from military commanders that he wants to combine some of the best features of several of the options. the afghanistan commander general stanley mcchrystal is
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asking for 40,000 additional combat troops. secretary gates says the president is looking for the best way to signal resolve and make it clear to the afghan government that the u.s. commitment is not open ended. the u.s. ambassador to afghanistan who is a retired field commander, retired general karl eikenberry is said to be very doubtful about the wisdom of any vast troop increase. published reports indicate he sent classified cables to washington casting doubts on the afghan government's ability to join the fight against the taliban. how do you define winning in afghanistan? e-mail us right now. cnn.com/hln. we'll keep it that simple. what constitutes winning in afghanistan? there's the toll free number. 877-835-5456. you can text views plus comment and name to hlntv. standard text rates apply. comment on my facebook page. chuck roberts hln is the address. christopher gray at ft. hood
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explaining the charges against major hasan. let's bring that up live. >> my name is chris gray. i'm a spokesperson for the u.s. army criminal investigation division and joint task force working here at ft. hood. i'll be providing you an update on our case today and to the mass shooting that occurred november 5th at the soldier medical readiness center at ft. hood. joining me today from your left, special agent u.s. army steven downs who is heading up the joint task force. fbi's on scene commander special agent in charge and texas rangers on scene commander. we're very grateful for their support. before i start, i would like to send my sincere appreciation to the media for their understanding and patience in this very complex investigation and traumatic event.
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i won't release any details today that will jeopardize the ongoing criminal investigation or future legal proceedings. our investigation remains open and ongoing. let me reassure the american public that we are doing everything possible and we are looking at every reason for this shooting. we are aggressively following every possible lead. we are collecting every piece of critical information pertaining to this case. today i've confirmed that u.s. army major nidal malik hasan, a 39-year-old psychiatrist, assigned to darnall medical center here at ft. hood, has been charged with 13 specifications of premeditated murder under article 118 of the uniform code of military justice. these are initial charges and
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additional charges may be preferred in the future subject to the ongoing criminal investigation. a press pact will be distributed immediately following this press conference including information explaining the legal process under the uniform code of military justice. it's important to remember that the preferal of charges is the first step. a charge is merely an accusation. the accused is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. we have a duty -- >> chris hayes. it's a done deal. 13 counts of premeditated murder. soldiers preparing for deployment to iraq and afghanistan and a 14th charge could be preferred later depending on whether they consider the unborn child of one of the victims to be that 14th victim. again, the next order of business for the accused is
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what's called an article 32 proceeding. he could waive rights to that and proceed directly to the presentation of evidence. again, 13 counts of premeditated murder. police arrested a suspect in the disappearance of a 5-year-old. there is still no sign of her. police say they took clarence coe into custody last night charged with first-degree kidnapping with a record dating back eight years including convictions for assault on a female and felony breaking and entering. shaniya was reported missing tuesday morning. police found her favorite blanket in a neighbor's trash can covered with feces. police dogs failed to turn up the girl's scent in her neighborhood. a man charged with kidnapping but where is she? nancy grace investigate 8:00 and 10:00 eastern here on hln "news and views." a western missouri sheriff urges people who know anything about a family at the center of a child sex abuse investigation to come forward. authorities are still digging up
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a rural property about 30 miles east of kansas city. bates city, missouri. that's connected to the family. all five are charged with rape, bestiality, forcing children into fake marriages and forced abortions. investigators are searching the property for possible bodies and jars with buried notes from the children documenting the alleged sexual abuse. the sheriff said there are more alleged victims out there. the 77-year-old father and four adult sons made their first court appearance today. three of the men are former lay ministers in the community of christ which used to be called the reorganized community of latter day saints. we have this story just in. affidavits have been filed for arrests and charges in the now infamous balloon boy saga. richard heene has been charged with one count. they agreed to turn themselves in and will plead guilty to
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charges tomorrow according to the attorney's statement. the couple may face jail time but the attorney says the prosecutor will recommend probation. she posted pictures of a european vacation on facebook. now a georgia teacher is out of a job.
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time for your views. the question of the day, richelle carey telling us what we're asking our viewers to weigh in on. >> we've been talking about the fact that president obama has rejected all four options his advisers gave him for afghanistan which implies that he's starting over. he's saying he wants more of a definitive exit strategy, which led us to the question we want to know how do you, the viewer, define winning in afghanistan. if you think there is such a thing as winning in afghanistan.
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some said you don't. some said yes, i do, this is what i think it is. let's get to the phone and talk to nick calling us from stanford, connecticut. how do you define winning in afghanistan? >> caller: there's no way to have a military win in afghanistan. the numbers don't matter. you're dealing with a primitive country and with people who are uneducated and it's based on a tribal system. all outsiders are occupyiiers. the key is to get the tribal leaders to understand what we're doing and to fight the taliban and al qaeda for us. >> i understand exactly what you said and you are concise which makes you think you're a military man, are you? >> caller: no. we can't win there. >> you don't think the goal laid out is attainable? >> caller: what we have to do is -- it's more a matter of nation building and bringing the people to believe in what we're
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doing and why we're there. we're occupiers. they'll always be against us. >> if you think it's not attainable and we can't win, is it time for the troops to come home? >> caller: not yet. >> i didn't want to put words in your mouth but it seemed like the logical step from what you were saying. >> caller: we can't increase troops because no matter what you do, you're not going to win. >> thank you for the conversation. appreciate that. got a lot of comments on my facebook page starting last night because that's when we started to broach this subject. let's give you a sample of what we got. jeff says -- norma is on the known. i think that you have something to respond to that comment that
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we just had referencing vietnam in particular. >> caller: it's not win or lose for iraq or afghanistan. they are people of their own. they have been tribal forever and ever. and i think we should just slowly pull out. vietnam survived. we left it in a horrible mess. they'll do what they do whether we're there or not. and why waste more lives? i don't understand it. >> thank you for your phone call. i also got a text. mary says the only way we come close to winning in afghanistan is to completely withdraw all our troops now. she agrees with norma. and joe wrote this on my facebook page -- and clay wrote this --
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there have been lots of varying opinions. i would say if i had to really kind of game this probably more on the side of people saying that they don't think there's a way to win. we want to continue to talk about this. what are your views on this? how do you define winning in afghanistan? e-mail us. call us. 877-tell-hln. text the word views and comments to hlntv. standard text rates apply. >> all right. stimulating. thank you. life can be hectic for rudy guy but the nba star took a moment to show us how to stay connected on this week's road warriors. >> i'm rudy gay.
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i play in the nba. i spend 100 days per year on the road. some things i can't travel without my phone charger, my laptop and my headphones. it's tough because when you're on the road you don't know where your next meal is coming from. you're always asking where you can eat and you don't know how they cook it. it's tough when you're on a diet. i forget my room number a lot. all of the time. i just end up in the lobby trying to figure out which room i'm in. roll your clothes up. it gives you more room to pack. plus you don't have to iron. if i'm not travel organiing or basketball, i like to be home. i just try to call as much as i can. thanks for spending time with me. i see you on the road.
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as you heard, the u.s. army has filed formal charges against the ft. hood shooting suspect. a psychiatrist. military prosecutors have prepared 13 counts of premeditated murder. investigators say additional charges may be filed in connection with that thursday rampage, that bloody rampage on post. 13 people killed. 29 were wounded. hasan remains hospitalized in san antonio. the number of americans who have died from swine flu may be four times higher than believed. "the new york times" says the cdc estimates h1n1 may have killed 4,000 people in the u.s. since april. earlier estimates put the number at 1,000. the virus is not getting more dangerous but the cdc is now counting lab confirmed cases in
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deaths from complications related to h1n1 like bacteria infections and pneumonia. a former high school teacher said she was forced to resign over her facebook page. ashley payne was a teacher in georgia. her principal recommended she quit because of a curse word that appeared on her facebook page and pictures from her european vacation. >> i visited the guinness brewery. i went to italy and had wine. i went to the temple bar district of dublin and drank some alcohol there. like any normal adult would. >> reporter: payne is suing to get her job back. the school system isn't commenting so far. one of the victims found inside the cleveland home of a convicted sex offender was buried today. it's the first funeral for any of the 11 victims. police continue searching the home of anthony sowell and the stench of decomposition is getting worse. sowell is charged with five counts of murder.
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all but one of the bodies have been i.d.'d. see this boy take a shot at glory on hln "news and views."
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breaking news from texas. the u.s. army has filed formal charges against the ft. hood shooting suspect army major nidal hasan. military prosecutors have prepared 13 counts of premeditated murder against the psychiatrist. investigators say additional charges may also be filed in connection with that bloody rampage one week ago today. >> major hasan is currently under pretrial restriction while receiving medical care. we still believe that there was only one gunman at the scene involved in the actual shootings on november 5th. we do know that the suspect was not at the readiness center for scheduled appointments or
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command directed activity. again, we're looking at every possible angle in this case. we're working closely with numerous agencies to get a complete picture of the entire event and we're seamlessly sharing that information with those agency. >> that's christopher grey who said that hasan acted alone. 13 people were killed and many more were injured. prosecutors filed affidavits for charges. richard heene charged with one count of attempting to influence a public servant. his wife has been charged with one count of false reporting to authorities. the heenes agreed to turn themselves in and they'll plead guilty to charges tomorrow according to be a attorney's statement. the couple may face jail time but the attorney says the prosecutor will recommend probation. police have arrested a suspect in the disappearance of 5-year-old shaniya davis but still no sign of her.
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police in fayetteville say they took clarence coe into custody. he has a record dating back eight years including convictions for assault on a female. shaniya was reported missing from her home early tuesday. how she was taken is still a mystery. police reportedly found her favorite blanket in a neighbor's cra trash can covered with feces. tonight a man charged with kidnapping shaniya. where is she? how does this case proceed? nancy grace investigates. join her at 8:00 and 10:00 eastern here on hln. >> we may know what the president plans to do in afghanistan. robert gates confirms he's not adopting any of the options presented to him so far. the president will spend the next week in asia and may announce a decision shortly after he returns. the president is not rejecting the four proposals from military commanders. he says the president wants to
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combine some of the best features of several of the options. general stanley mcchrystal is asking for 40,000 additional troops. gates says the president is looking for the best way to signal resolve and to make it clear to the afghan leadership that the u.s. commitment is not open ended. the u.s. ambassador to afghanistan retired general karl eikenberry is expressing doubts on troop increase and says the afghans don't have the ability to join the fight against the taliban. richelle carey back with your views dealing with all of these issues about afghanistan, right? >> i think some people were jolted last night when the news broke the president wasn't feeling any of these options and people think what does he want? what option would make him happy? then we thought what do people think winning is? sure that's where his mind is.
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he's trying to figure out what's the best option to get an exit strategy which you hope exit strategy also means winning or doesn't necessarily mean winning. we put this question to viewers. how do you define winning in afghanistan? we started getting answers last night. a lot of answers. we picked just one. here's a sample. so many people have said we'the elections were corrupt so that through an obstacle in the president's plans for how to proceed because there's so much corruption in afghanistan. >> one of your callers said it's a primitive country and they consider us occupiers. >> exactly. our viewers are quite plugged
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in. i've been impressed with the answers. what do you think about this? how do you define winning in afghanistan? call us. text as well. text word views plus comments and name to hlntv. standard text rates apply and you can comment on my facebook page. the only rule is no knee jerk comments. this is too serious to spout something off. think about this. >> what constitutes winning. thanks. appreciate it. this is not a cute newborn baby at the zoo story. a violent entrance into this world.
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the crimes are unbelievable in missouri. authorities in missouri have arrested and charged five men in a child abuse probe but the alleged crimes go beyond that. we are joined live from the lafayette courthouse in lexington, missouri, with more on this and the court appearance by the defendants. what's the latest? all right. i'm so sorry. we were just talking to him. i can't imagine what happened. it's just a phone call. we'll try to reestablish a connection because it's a story that has a lot of people interested and he was talking about people walking past him at the courthouse just expressing disbelief about some of the sorted details that have emerged in this investigation. let's go on though. like most anything else, the more popular facebook becomes, the more rights people begin to have. changes to the layout.
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information overload. too many people seeing everything you do. what's a frustrated session network to do? melissa long is joining to us share more on this. >> you sound like you're a frustrated facebook user. are you? there are a lot of people that are. 300 million people rely on the site day after day to keep up with their friends and their acquaintances from years past. recently there have been some changes including a live feed in recent weeks. some people are saying what is it and some people say how do i get rid of this? we'll help you sort through the clutter on the tech pages of our website today. cnn.com/tech. we'll help you to understand how you can tame what some say is an over eager live feed that lists every action your friends take on the site. if you want it to look like the old one. click on live feed and drag it back to the top. hope that makes sense. we have a gallery that explains it to you.
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facebook understands the resistance but they do testing before releasing new features. there are ways you can muzzle the changes that people make. you can block people from seeing your photos. all of the information is available on cnn.com/tech. >> i was at georgia tech a couple days ago. everyone had a lop top open and they weren't studying. they were on facebook. >> maybe they were studying with friends on facebook. >> a pregnant shark attacked by another shark that is dangerous with an unlikely ending. >> the shark was pregnant at the time and the shark had her babies but through the gash in the side of the body. some video to show you this story. this is coming to us from an aquarium out of new zealand. four newborn sharks were carefully removed from that injured animal. it was bitten by another shark
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in that tank. >> this one was in the side and deep and she was pregnant. it was an impromptu c-section. >> the staff cared for the newborns. the veterinarians rushed to stitch up the mom in emergency surgery. the babies are down fine according to vets. mom is recovering. the worker says the newborns may have had a better chance of surviving with this way of being delivered because had they been delivered the regular way they may have actually ended up as lunch. >> that's true. that's a good point. thanks very much. two great stories. here's a story. teenager in tennessee on the mean streets of memphis, dad murdered, mother a coke addict and he goes from being homeless to playing for the nfl. michael oher's life inspired a bestselling book and a new hollywood movie.
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check out a clip from "the blind side." >> that's big mike. it's below freezing. what is he wearing? do you have any place to stay tonight? don't you dare lie to me. >> all right. mike galanos has an exclusive with oher tonight on "prime news." you can see him here. here's a preview of mike's conversation with the player known as big mike. >> i always wanted to make it to the nfl and just be something in life. i always figured it was a better way of life and a better way to do things and so i've always tried to be the best i can be. >> don't miss it "prime news" exclusive michael oher tonight at 5:00 eastern. we have established a connection now with lexington, missouri. we're doing better than before. we have a live satellite feed up
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and running. unbelievable crimes and the men who appeared in court today to face those charges. john, what's the latest? >> reporter: 77-year-old burrell mohler sr. and his four sons did appear in lafayette county court this morning to face multiple charges of sex crimes against children. these are horrific charges involving incest, bestiality, and violent sexual assaults against children as young as 5. this all stems -- the victims in this case at least initial victims in the criminal complaint is the granddaughter of burrell mohler sr. she's 26 years old now. although these crimes have taken place more than ten years ago, and in some case 20 years ago, it is sparking other victims to step forward since news of this broke the sheriff here in lafayette county tells me that other people have come forward and told them that they, too, have been sexually abused as
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children by burrell mohler sr. or one of his four sons. they lived in lafayette county here for quite some time. they were active in their church. lay ministers. they worked in public service. and many of them had access or daily contacts with children. and so the investigation has picked up a lot of new leads and as horrible as the initial charges have been for people to hear, this may just be the tip of the iceberg. >> we were talking just before the break apparently people in lexington just can't believe what's transpired just down the road in bates city. >> reporter: that's right, chuck. i'm standing here on the courthouse square and there's a lot of anger in this community. i've had several people walk up to me and suggest that if found guilty these men should be cast ra erated. the crimes are horrible for
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people to hear. people who don't even know the victims want to extract some measure of vengeance. >> john, we appreciate the update. thanks. the latest from lexington, missouri, right on the missouri river. we have this report. an i-report for you along the mid-atlantic coast it's a storm for the record books. one of our i-reporters brings us up close and personal with that nor'easter slamming virginia beach. we have seen nothing like this before. we'll get you all of it just ahead.
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welcome back. one of our i-reporters in virginia beach says he's not seen anything like this in years. william bernstein took video as the mid-atlantic coast was slammed by downpours and remnants of tropical storm ida and strong winds from that nor'easter. counterclockwise wind direction as that storm marched up the atlantic seaboard. he saw a lot of flooding and down trees in the area. when he got to the beach he realized how strong the winds really were and the storm as he put it was one for the record books. >> this is absolutely
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spectacular here, folks. what a difference a few hours makes. the surf has come all of the way up here. i can't turn around. it feels awful. my gosh. if you could just -- it's bad here. it's blowing horizontally as it continues to batter the coast. it's really hard to even fathom what's going on here with this powerful nor'easter here. i'm trying to see what's going on. it continues to blow toward the camera. we're not even at high tide. not even at high tide yet. this is unbelievable. >> it is indeed. our thanks to william bernstein on virginia beach. don't put yourself at risk.
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be careful. bad storms and bad weather can cause harm. if you have unique pictures or stories to share with us, go to ireport.com and you'll get instructions on how to submit your stories. money expert clark howard serves in the georgia state guard but he's always thinking about how to help people get the most from their money and for their money. he and robin meade from "morning express" headed to georgia's ft. benning outside of columbus to give troops financial tips including how to invest toward the end of their years. >> she's retiring from the reserve about five years from retirement, okay, and she has a question about coming up on retirement. >> good afternoon, sir. >> hi. >> i'm actually going to be retiring from the army reserve next year sometime and will retire from my civilian job i'm projecting five or six years from then. >> when do you rest?
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>> right now i'm resting. >> this is. she's resting. >> i just got back from afghanistan and i'm on and this is a little rest stop here. but i have about five more working years that i'm going to invest. i don't get my reserve retirement until i'm 59 1/2. but we'll still have extra money to invest during that time. what would be the best thing to look into for end-of-career-type investments. >> let me ask you a tough question -- if you quit working at 59 1/2, the odds are, you'll live maybe another 30 years or so. are you confident that you're going to have enough money five years from now that you will be able to carry yourself the rest of your life? >> pending a market crash or unless there's a market crash, i expect to have enough by the time i hit 60. >> so you feel comfortable that
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you are going to be bag work at 60, boom, you're done? >> well, i might not want to quit work. i still like to work. >> do you understand why i'm asking this question, because i want to make sure that you are in a position -- although i was talking with a young soldier about doing a roth account, for you doing a roth is even better because you're allowed to do what's known as catch-up. you can do an extra $1,000 a year at 6,000 grand each year into a roth account. i would do that for these next five years. >> don't miss this weekend. you're going to see him serving our troops. clark and robyn mead are teaming up to help soldiers and you save more, spend less and avoid getting ripped off. a special presentation, 6:00 a.m., noon and 4:00 eastern, saturday and sunday right here on hln. outspoken ex-beauty queen carrie prejean suddenly has
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nothing to say. why she went speechless on cnn's "larry king live." oooççço
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the alleged ft. hood gunman is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder. details from that investigation now. and a colorado couple will plead guilty to charges connected to last month's unforgettable balloon boy hoax. will they face jail time, though? plus an outspoken ex-beauty queen, carrie prejean, suddenly has nothing to say. but her former boss is talking. what pageant owner donald trump is saying. i hope the day is treating you well so far. thank you for being with us here at hln "news and views." i'm christi paul. we have breaking news to tell you about from texas at this hour. the u.s. army has filed formal charges against the ft. hood
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shooting suspect, major nidal hasan. military prosecutors have prepared 13 counts of premeditated murder against the army psychiatrist. investigators say additional charges may also be filed in connection with that bloody rampage that was one week ago today. >> we do know that the suspect was not at the readiness center for any scheduled appointments or command-directed activity. again, we are looking at every possible angle in this case. we are working closely with numerous agencies to get a complete picture of the entire event and we are seamlessly sharing that information with those agencies. >> 13 people were killed and 29 wounded during that attack. hasan remains hospitalized in san antonio now. and the military doctors who trained him as a psychiatrist expressed concerns about his strong religious beliefs and sometimes what they say odd behavior but they didn't consider him a threat. the "associated press" reports hasan's behavior was a topic of
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conversation when he was a student at a military medical school. he reportedly was considered a mediocre student during his medical training. his superiors also reportedly thought his strong religious beliefs interfered with his research. a 77-year-old missouri father and his four adult sons accused in a child sex crime investigation made their first court appearance today. the men are charged with rape, bestiality, forcing children into fake marriages and forced abortion. authorities are digging up a rural property east of kansas city connected to the family. investigators are searching for possible bodies and jars with buried notes from the children documenting the alleged sexual abuse. the sheriff says there are more victims out there. three of the suspects are former lay ministers in the community of christ, used to be called the organized church of jesus christ
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of latter day saints. one of the victims found inside the cleveland home of a convicted sex offender was buried today. more services are scheduled in the next few days. police continue searching the home of anthony sowell now. neighbors say the stench of decomposition is not only back but is getting worse. investigators are removing evidence from the abandoned house next door. all but one of the 11 bodies found at that house have now been identified. colorado prosecutors have filed charges against the parents in the now infamous balloon boy saga. richard heene faces a felony count of attempting to influence a public servant. the heenes have agreed to turn themselves in and will appear in court tomorrow, we're told. their attorney says the couple will plead guilty as part of a plea deal to keep that family together.
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they may face jail time but the attorney says the prosecutor will recommend probation. with unemployment topping 10%, i know it's so hard for anybody out there trying to find a job. now imagine what it's like for an ex-con. c cnnmoney.com's poppy harlow is in new york. how tough is it for former prisoners to try to get work right now? >> reporter: it's hard for any of us to imagine. but you have to know that ex-con's are at the back of the line. one of our producers and one of our reporters met an ex-con who's out of prison after 32 months in prison. his name is greg headley. he now has a job through a nonprofit group. our team caught up with him in
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harlem very early one morning. take a look at this story. >> my name is gregory headley. i just came home from upstate new york from serving a prison sentence of two to four. this is how i'll get my life back on track. i'm on my way to work. every day i work up at 5:30, i'm out the door by 6:00. so starts my day. my biggest fear. it's being asked that question, what crime did you commit? how can you sugar-coat criminal sell of a firearm? $40 a day hardly seems like enough. but you know what? i'll take working making minimum wage any day now as opposed to prison and death. it's almost 9:00 a.m. rough commute.
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about to start my work site now. basically anything that's going to pay the bills right now, help me get on my feet. right now, i'm the trash man. >> reporter: he may be the trash man and he may just be making $40 a day. but you know what? he tells us he wants to go to college and he wants to work at that nonprofit that helped him get this job. it's certainly better than hitting the streets and committing crimes. >> is he considered one of the lucky ones who found work? i'd imagine most of the people in his situation are pretty much out of luck. >> reporter: yeah, i think you could qualify him as that. there is no national gauge of the unemployment rate for ex-cons. there's an independent study done here in new york and it showed 60% of former prisoners were still out of a job a year after they got out of prison. with hundreds of thousands of prisoners released every year.
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if they don't have a job, there's a much bigger temptation to get into trouble. there's always that temptation. check it out here on cnnmoney.com. great reporting my our team. follow what we're doing every minute at twitter. it's twitter.com/cnnmoney. >> that was quite a point, to let us understand why people stay in a life of crime, because they're making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. >> reporter: exactly right. >> thank you, poppy. the president's advisers heading back to the drawing board on afghanistan. how the decision regarding more troops hit a snag.
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as egyptians try to prooid better housing to people living
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in slum, they're also working to ensure those buildings are better for the environment. an initiative is providing micro loans to help one egyptian village build affordable, eco friendly housing. ben widdicombe explains a couple of ways they're doing it. >> reporter: modern plumbing, a rarity in rural egypt s part of every new home in the project, which includes a sewage system where there was none before. people used to throw their wastewater into the streets says this man. as a result, there were flies and mosquitos and disease. he designed the new sewage system, a far sight better than the traditional network of open drainage ditches. the project is also encouraging villagers to substitute traditional bricks made with fertile topsoil with more
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ecologically friendly bricks made with gravel from the nearby desert. the bricks dry in the sun, not baked in traditional smoke-belting killi smoke-belting kilns. >> ben reports this project is now going to be used in one of cairo's many slums. we may know next week what president obama plans to do in afghanistan. robert gates confirms the president isn't adopting any of the options presented to him thus far. the president will spend the next week in asia. gates says the president isn't rejecting the proposals from the four military commanders but wants to combine some of the best features of several of those options. afghanistan commander general stanley mcchrystal is asking for 40,000 additional combat troops.
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he is looking to make it clear to the afghan government from the u.s. commitment is not open-ended. the u.s. ambassador is reportedly expressing reservations about any increase in troop levels. in just a few minutes, we'll have your views on what winning in afghanistan really means. another sign that the housing market may be healing. the rate of homes and foreclosure dipped 3 hearse in october which makes it three months a row now. reality track says a lot of homes are still at risk because of job losses and many people are still upside down in their mortgages. outspoken ex-beauty queen carrie prejean suddenly has nothing to say. why she went speechless on cnn's "larry king live" and what
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donald trump has to say about her claims against him. it's a "showbiz tonight" exclusive next with brooke anderson.
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well, in case you missed it, there was a little bit of drama with former miss california usa carrie prejean on "larry king live." he was promoting her new book. when larry asked about a sex tape she made and why she settled her lawsuit with the pageant, she pretty much got ready to bolt. >> larry: why did you settle? you don't have to tell me the terms of the settlement. but you had a fight to carry on. >> everything that was discussed in mediation, i'll say it again, is completely confidential. i'm not going to be able to talk about that. i'm just letting you know that ahead of time. >> larry: you can't even say why you settled? that's not -- how does that break what you settled for? i'm not asking you what the settlement was. i'm asking you, why did you agree to settlement? >> it's a confidential agreement
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and i'm not allowed to talk about that. >> larry: the agreement discusses the motive behind why each party agreed? >> larry, you're being inappropriate. you really are. i'm not going to talk about -- >> larry: what? i'm asking a question. >> i'm not going to talk about anything that was discussed in mediation. it's completely confidential and it was a confidential settlement. >> larry: so what you're saying is in mediation, it was discussed why you were mediating? >> larry, it's completely confidential and you're being inappropriate. >> larry: okay. "inappropriate king live" continues. >> yes. >> larry: detroit, hello? >> caller: hi, i'm calling from detroit. i'm a gay man and i love pageants. i'm sure that you, carrie, have got great gay friends that helped you possibly win. what would you give them as advice if they wanted to get married? >> larry: did you hear the question, carrie?
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>> you see there taking off her microphone. she did, however, continue with the show after a commercial. larry apologized. he said prejean had insisted there wouldn't be any phone calls from viewers. prejean also addressed claims she made against donald trump in her book. she did so on last night's "larry king live." "showbiz tonight's" brooke anderson got the exclusive response from trump this morning. she's joining us now from l.a. wow, is all i can say. what does trump have to say? >> talk about awkward. that entire interview. you may be a little surprised by what donald trump is saying about carrie's claims against him. she talked about this on "larry king live." she is really criticizing him, slamming him for how he runs his beauty pageants. listen to what she told larry king about what she says happened at the miss usa pageant. >> we were on stage and there were some women on the right and some women on the left.
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and there were some women who were devastated. they felt that donald trump didn't like them, that he didn't look at them enough. >> in her book that she's peddling, carrie writes, quote, it became clear the point of the whole exercise was for him to divide the room between girls he personally found attractive and those he did not. i spoke to donald this morning and he watched carrie's interview on "larry king live" last night. i got the first response from him. and listen to how he responds to carrie's attacks. >> first of all, it is not factual, but it's all very simple. when i bought the miss universe pageant and the miss usa pageant, they were sick puppies. now they're hot as hell on the ratings. they're doing phenomenal business and everybody's talking about them. one of the reasons is -- the primary reason is the girls are so beautiful and one of the other reasons is i happen to have very good taste when it comes to beauty aened i do pick
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people. however, with all of that being said, i shake hands with the girls, i'm nice to them, i'm nice to everybody. and what i have in my mind only i know about and i have a yellow pad -- although i have a great memory -- i have a yellow pad, i write certain things down. but nobody sees that other than me. during the course of saying hello to people, i'll jokingly say, who should win? and the girls will blurt out names, et cetera, et cetera. but that's all fun. the girls love meeting me. i loved meeting them. i don't know what carrie's talking about. >> there had been a lot of talk about a possible lawsuit, chris christi. but donald told me he is not planning to sue carrie prejean. >> wow. i'm really curious to know if there's a gauge on the barometer at this point as to carrie's public perception, how people are seeing her at this point? >> she did not do herself any
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favors with this interview last night. 90% of our "showbiz tonight" viewers think she's in over her head with donald trump. we will have how he feels about carrie and whether she's getting the proper advice. it's a fired-up response. that's tonight on "showbiz tonight," trump's first reaction to carrie prejean's live tv tantrum, what trump tells us about prejean's meltdown on cnn's "larry king live." we've got the ugly battle on tv's most provocative entertainment news show, "showbiz tonight," 11:00 p.m. eastern and pacific. but it was really an uncomfortable moment between carrie and larry king. >> it was uncomfortable to watch it. you could feel the tension as you're looking at the screen. it was something else. brooke, good to see you. thank you so much. >> thanks. this i have to tell you is an incredible story. a teenager on the streets of memphis goes from being homeless to playing for the nfl as a baltimore ravens offensive tackle.
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michael oher's life inspired a bestselling book. it's now a hollywood movie. check out this clip of "the blind side". >> who is that? >> he goes to high school here. >> what is he wearing? it's below freezing. do you have anyplace to stay tonight? don't you dare lie to me. >> tonight on "prime news," mike galanos has an exclusive interview with the player known as big mike. >> it was tough for me. a lot of people don't make it out. i'm the only one that i know that made it out. to get an opportunity like i got, i had to take advantage of it. >> you just can't help but want to cheer for this guy. make sure to tune in to "prime news'" exclusive interview with michael oher right here tonight
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on hln at 5:00 p.m. eastern. as the president works on a plan for the war in afghanistan, we want to know, how do you define victory there?
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thank you for being with us. we have breaking news out of texas to share with you. the u.s. army has filed formal charges against the ft. hood shooting suspect, major nidal hasan. military prosecutors have prepared 13 counts of premeditated murder against the army psychiatrist. investigators say additional charges may also be filed in connection with that bloody rampage that was one week ago today. >> we do know that the suspect was not at the readiness center for any scheduled appointments or command-directed activity. again, we are looking at every possible angle in this case. we are working closely with numerous agencies to get a
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complete picture of the entire event and we are seamlessly sharing that information with those agencies. >> 13 people were killed and 29 wounded during that attack. hasan remains hospitalized in san antonio in the meantime. and the military doctors who trained him as a psychiatrist expressed concerns about his strong religious beliefs and what they sometimes called odd behavior but didn't consider him a threat. the "associated press" reports hasan's behavior was a topic of conversation when he was a student at a military medical school. he reportedly was considered a mediocre student during his medical training. his superiors reportedly thought his strong religious beliefs interfered with his research. a 77-year-old missouri father and his four sons, adult sons, accused in a child sex crime investigation made their first court appearance today. the five men are charged with rape, beast ideality, forcing children into fake marriages and
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forced abortion. authorities are digging up a rural property east of kansas city connected to this family. investigators are searching for possible bodies and jars with buried notes from the children documenting the alleged sexual abuse. the sheriff says there are more alleged victims out there, and he's encouraging people to please come forward. three of the suspects are former lay ministers in the community of christ, which used to be called the reorganized church of jesus christ of latter day saints. the church says their licenses have been suspended. one of the victims found inside the cleveland home of convicted sex offender was buried today. this is the first funeral for any of the 11 victims. more services are scheduled in the next few days, and police are continuing to search the home of anthony sowell. in fact, neighbors say the stench of decomposition is not only back, it's getting worse. investigators are removing evidence from the house next door which appears to be abandoned. sowell is charged with five
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counts of murder so far. all but one of the 11 bodies found at the house have now been identified. colorado prosecutors have filed charges against these folk, the parents in the now infamous balloon boy saga. richard heene faces a felony count of attempting to influence a public servant. the charge against mayumi heene, false reporting to authorities is a misdemeanor. the heenes have agreed to turn themselves in and will appear in court tomorrow. their attorney says the couple will plead guilty as part of a plea deal to keep the family together. they may face jail time but that the prosecutor will only recommend probation. police have arrested a suspect in the disappearance of 5-year-old shaniya davis. there is still no sign of that little girl. police say they took this man, clarence coe, into custody last night. she's been charged with first-degree kidnapping. he has a record dating back eight years, including convictions for assault on a female and felony breaking and entering.
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please take a good look at your screen. this little girl is still missing. she was reported gone from her home tuesday morning. how she was taken is still a mystery. police dogs failed to turn up the girl's scent in her neighborhood. but on hln's "nancy grace" last night, we learned police have found other clues. >> and now the bombshell tonight, the news is not good. this child's favorite blanket has been found in the trash can of a neighbor at least 200 feet away in her trash receptacle. we've also been told that the blanket was covered in feces. >> nancy grace will have all the latest tonight at 8:00 and 10:00 eastern right here on hln. the president's advisers head back to the drawing board regarding afghanistan. how the decision on more troops hit a snag.
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we may know next week what president obama plans to do in afghanistan. defense secretary robert gates confirms the president isn't adopting any of the options presented to him thus par. the president will spend the next week in asia but may announce a decision about afghanistan upon his return. gates says the president isn't rejecting the proposals from the four military commanders but wants to combine some of the best features of several of those options. afghanistan commander general stanley mcchrystal is asking for 40,000 additional combat troops. gates says the president is looking for the best way to signal resolve and make it clear to the afghan government that the u.s. commitment is not open-ended. the u.s. ambassador to afghanistan reportedly is
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expressing reservations about any increase in troop levels. published reports indicate he sent classified cables to washington casting doubts on the afghans' ability to join the fight on the taliban. tell us, how do you define winning in afghanistan? e-mail us at cnn.com/hln. give us a call. you can text us, too. the word "views," your comments and your name to hlntv. standard text rates apply. also comment on my facebook page. thank you for being part of the discussion. serena williams could hear within weeks about any penalties that she might face for her profanity-laced tirade at the u.s. open in october. she told joy behar the outburst was kind of like a car accident. >> what ticked you off so much that day? what was the ref said?
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what do you call them in tennis? >> she was the line judge. >> umpire, referee, i'm really a sports moron. >> no, it was just a heated moment. i relate it to like a car accident. you get in an accident, you get out and you're just naturally shocked and you're angry. but then you just deal with it and you move on. >> catch "the joy behar show" at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on hln. this is an incredible story. a teenager on the streets of memphis goes from being homeless to playing for the nfl as a baltimore ravens offensive tackle. michael oher's life inspired a bestselling book, now it's a movie. >> who is that? >> he goes to high school here. >> what is he wearing? it's below freezing. do you have anyplace to stay tonight? don't you dare lie to me. >> tonight on "prime news," mike galanos has an exclusive
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interview with the baltimore ravens offensive tackle. here's a prove of mike's conversation with the player known as big mike. >> it was tough for me. where i'm from, a lot of people don't make it out. i'm the only one that i know that made it out. to get an opportunity like i got, i had to take advantage of it. >> you just want to cheer for the guy. make sure to tune in to "prime news'" exclusive interview with michael oher right here tonight on hln at 5:00 p.m. eastern. a former high school teacher says she was forced to resign because of her facebook page. ashley payne was a teacher in north georgia. she says her principal recommended she quit because of a curse word that appeared on her facebook page and pictures from her european vacation. >> i visited the guinness brewery. i went to italy and had wine.
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i went to the temple bar district of dublin and drank some alcohol there, like any normal adult woould would. >> payne is actually suing to get her job back. the school system isn't commenting on the situation. a cold would make you sneeze, of course, but not 12,000 times a day. this poor girl. this is what's happening to her. she's in virginia. and lauren johnson says she caught a cold a couple of weeks ago but hasn't been able to shake the sneezing. she's trying to take it in stride. >> it was different. and i just kind of got along with it thinking that it wouldn't last this long. but it's been two weeks now and this hasn't stopped. >> i know she's miserable. i know this is terrible for her. >> poor thing. her family says the only time
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she doesn't sneeze is when she's sleeping. a neurologist says she could have a rare disorder triggered by stress. a native of beantown takes us on an insider's tour of boston in "my city, my secret." >> i'm barry marshall. and i was born and raised here in boston. i'm going to tell you about some of my favorite polices. this is c.o.'s cozy corner. it's a great place for breakfast and lunch. i particularly like the brazilian food at night. one of my favorite ones is this, the brazilian fish stew. i think the brattle book shop is a bargain. when i was in here doing -- i looked up in a 1929 boston phone call, my grandmother's phone number and i found it. here's our last stop.
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looney tunes. it's a music store. i'm a musician myself. a lot of the great music i learned how to play i bought records here. this is a classic album from 1967, the rolling stone, their satanic majesty requested with the 3d cover. now you know some of my favorite places. let's see some of yours. go to ireport.com/mycity ireport.com/mycitymysecret.
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i'm jane velez-mitchell and here's my issue. sharla nash had her face and her life destroyed in the blink of an eye. last february, she went over to her friend's house to help lure her chimpanzee into the house. it would turn out to be the biggest mistake of her life. the chimp ripped charla's hands, lip, nose and eyes out.
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now she wants payback. she's filed a $50 million lawsuit against the chimp's owner. this woman has every right to sue. chimps are not pets. they are highly intelligence, sensitive creatures and shouldn't be kept as living, breathing toys. this chimp's owner may pretend she loves chimps, but she clearly does not. if you truly love chimps, keep them where nature intended them to be -- in the wild. i'm jane velez-mitchell and that's my issue. >> tonight, jane will have the latest on the shocking case of extreme abuse in one missouri family. watch "issues with jane velez-mitchell" every night at 7:00 eastern right here on hln. charges have been dropped against an american man who tried to take back his kids from his ex-wife in japan. christopher savoie was arrested in september after allegedly abducting the children as his ex-wife walked them to school. he says she violated a custody agreement by taking them to japan. he was released from jail last month.
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heavy rain from what's left of tropical storm ida, now battering the mid-atlantic. this is the video we got from affiliate wavy in the norfolk area. there are coastal flood warnings in some areas. the storm's moved out of georgia but not before flooding several neighborhoods. some were still recovering from massive flooding back in september. one of our i-report erers w lives in virginia beach took this video as the mid-atlantic coast was getting slammed by the heavy downpours, remnants of tropical storm ida. but they're coupled with strong winds from a nor'easter. he saw a lot of flooding and downed trees in that area. once he got to the beach, he realized how strong the winds really were and the storm, as he put it, was one for the record books. >> this is absolutely spectacular here.
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we're down at the inlet. what a difference a few hours makes. now the surf has come all the way up here. i can't even turn around. it's hurting that bad right now. it feels awful. oh, my gosh. if you guys could just -- it's bad here. the sand is blowing horizontally and vertically as it continues to batter the coast. it's really hard right now to just even fathom what's going on here. this powerful nor'easter here on location. it's hard to see what's going on. not even at high tide yet. look at this. this is just unbelievable. unbelievable. >> william, thank you so much. i hope you're okay, for heavens' sakes.
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we want to remind all of our i-reporters, please don't ever put yourself at risk. be careful in storms and bad weather. we would rather that you be safe than get the pictures. but if you have unique pictures or stories you'd like to share with us, go to ireport.com and click on the "upload now" link. please be safe out there. money expert clark howard serves in the georgia state guard. he's always thinking about how to help people get the most for their money, too. he and robin meade from "morning express" headed to georgia's ft. benning to give our troops some financial tips, including how to invest toward the end of their careers. >> this is colonel hallboyer. she's retiring from the reserve, about five years from retirement. and she has a question about coming up on retirement. >> good afternoon, sir. >> hi. >> i'm actually going to be retiring from the army reserve next year sometime and will
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retire from my civilian job, i'm projecting, five or six years from then. >> when do you rest? >> right now, i'm resting -- >> this is it. she's resting. i'm resting but >> this is it. she's resting. >> i just got back from afghanistan and i'm on my way home. this is a little rest stop here. i have about five more working years that i'm going to invest. i don't get my reserve retirement until i'm 59 1/2 but will still have extra money to invest during that time. what would be the best thing to look into for end of career type investments. >> okay. let me ask you a tough question. if you quit working at 59 1/2 you know the odds are you'll live maybe another 30 years or so. are you confident that you're going to have enough money five years from now that you will be able to carry yourself the rest of your life?
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>> pending a market crash or unless there is a market crash i expect to have enough by the time i hit 60. >> so you feel comfortable that you are going to be able to bag work at 60, boom, you're done? >> well, i might not want to quit work. i still like to work. >> do you understand why i'm asking this question? >> yes. >> i want to make sure you are in a position -- although i was talking to a young soldier about doing a roth account, few you it is better. you are allowed to do catchup. you can do an extra thousand a year, six grand each year into a roth account. i would do that for these next five years. >> this is just a sample of the information you will get op operation clark smart, 6:00 a.m., noon and 4:00 p.m. eastern saturday and sunday. outspoken ex-beauty queen
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carrie prejean has nothing to say. why she went speechless on "larry king live."
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the accused ft. hood gunman now charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder. latest details about the investigation. a colorado couple with plead guilty for charges connected to the unforgettable balloon boy hoax. will they face jail time? >> take a walk on the blind side. an nfl star who inspired a sandra bullock movie. i'm chuck roberts. the u.s. army filed charges against major nidal hasan. 13 counts of premeditated murder against the army psychiatrist. investigators say additional charges may be filed in
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connection with the bloody rampage one week ago today. >> it is important to remember this is the first step of a court-martial process. the accused is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty and we have a duty and obligation to protect the constitutional rights of everyone involved. major hasan has obtained legal representation. an accused soldier has the right to be represented by civilian counsel at no cost to the government or military counsel at no expense to the accused. >> 13 people were killed. hasan is in a hospital in san antonio. the military doctors who treated him as a psychiatrist expressed concerns about religious beliefs and odd behavior but never considered him a threat. the associated press says his
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behavior was a topic of conversation when he was a student at a military medical school. he was considered a mediocre medical student. his superiors thought his strong religious beliefs interfered with his research. one of the police officers who responded to the ft. hood shooting is recounting a slightly different version. army bresz credits sergeant kimberly munlly with taking down the gunman. mark todd who arrived at the scene at the same time tells abc's "good morning america" he engaged the shooter after munley had been wounded. >> he shot and we shot and we secured him and then saved his life. the immediate action is to secure him before we can treat any wounded. we have to make sure we secure the subject. once he is secure all the medics jumped in and started life-saving measures. >> todd was not hurt.
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mu munley is in the hospital. a 77-year-old father and four sons accused of a child sex crimes ring appeared in court. they are charged with rape, beastiality and forced abortion. authorities are digging up a rural property near kansas city connected to the family. they are searching for possible bodies andujars with buried notes from the children documenting the alleged sexual abuse. the sheriff says there are more victims. three of the suspects are former lay ministers in the community of christ. it used to be called the reorganized church of jesus christ of latter day saints. police have arrested a suspect in the disappearance of shaniya davis. they took clarence coe into
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custody. he has a record dating back eight years including convictions for assault on a female and felony breaking and entering. shaniya was reported missing tuesday morning. police dogs failed to turn up the girl's scent. last on on hln "nancy grace" police have found other news. >> bombshell tonight, the news is not good. this child's favorite blanket has been found in a trash can of a neighbor 200 feet away. we've been told that blanket was covered in feces. >> the man is charged in the kidnapping. where is shaniya? nancy investigates. prosecutors in colorado have filed charges against the parents of the balloon boy saga.
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richard henne faces attempted to influence a public servant. mayumi henne, false reporting. the attorney says the couple will plead guilty to keep the family together. they may face jail time but the prosecutor will recommend probation. we may know next week what president obama plans to do in afghanistan. secretary of defense robert gates says he is not adopting any of the options presented to him so far. the president will spend the next week in asia. he may announce a decision on his return. gates says he is not rejecting the proposals from the military commanders but wants to combine the best features of several of the options. stanley mcchrystal is asking for 40,000 additional combat troops. secretary gates says the president is looking for the best way to signal resolve and make it clear to the afghan
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government the u.s. support is not open ended. published reports they iken berry sent classified e-mails to washington. the president, of course, hearing a lot of range of options about afghanistan from the military to civilian advisers and even from academics. >> the basic question is what is the threat? the answer to that question is the threat is violent anti-western jihadism. will the pass fication of afghanistan eliminate that threat? will it appreciable reduce that threat? it seems to me the answer is clearly no and, therefore, anybody who contemplates spending hundreds of billions of dollars and sacrificing hundreds if not thousands of american lives is really promoting a
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policy option that doesn't get to the heart of the matter. >> we want your views. how do you think you should define winning in afghanistan given all we know? e-mail cnn.com/hln. call 1-877-tell-hln.
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president obama is still weighing options about the afghanistan war and how we should go forward. he is rejecting all of the military options presented so far asking commanders to come up with new ideas. the question remains what does the u.s. want to achieve if the goal is an american victory? what would that victory look like? richelle carey is joining us. what are people say something. >> actually, chuck, to be quite frank the overwhelming majority seem to say for them winning means coming home.
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that has been the overwhelming majority. we still want to give you a sample of what we are getting. lots of comments on my facebook page starting last night when the news broke that the president was rejecting the options presented to him this is a comment from chad. chad says how did we go from capture bin laden to let's help afghanistan stabilize their government? let's get back to our main objective with more focus. capture that s.o.b. and bring our troops home. that's how we can win. there's a lot of other comments that are similar to that. not with the s.o.b. part, but we appreciated his passion. i ran it by my boss before i did it. lee from ridgeway, virginia. what is your take? >> caller: hi, richelle. my take is there no easy solution to the war in afghanistan. it is not a winnable situation.
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what we do need to concentrate on is helping afghanistan's government rebuild a strong infrastructure. we have to start with the education and that has to include both men and women. stop the slaughter of educated women and any women seeking education. teach the value of women and what they can contribute to the economy and to the country. and stop killing educators. >> okay. at what cost, though? what cost and what timetable do you think for those goals are they attainable? >> caller: well, that is one of the things it is hard to define right at this moment. what the cost and what the timetable will be. >> when i say cost, i mean lives. >> caller: i understand. >> okay. >> caller: because number one we have to help them get their economy back up. water is the number one issue over there. potable drinking water and water for the crops. they is why they have turned to
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growing poppies. it is easier for them to grow that and funds the militant factions by giving them the money to continue fighting. >> what i'm getting is you don't think now is the time to ramp down troops at all? >> caller: yes. >> okay. >> caller: we need to pull troops out. we need to concentrate on something other than military. >> okay, lee, thank you for your phone call. chuck, you are getting a lot of responses as well. share some. >> yeah. here is one of the more interesting one. from dorla with a message to the president, winning to me is trying to improve the situation. you, the president, are trying to improve the situation means you are winning in my book. >> okay. got some more we want to share with you. apparently we don't. okay. we still want to get your views on this. how do you define winning in afghanistan? e-mail us at cnn.com/hln or call
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us at 1-877-tell-hln. continue to text us as well views plus your comments and name to hlntv. standard text rates apply. >> and give us your facebook page. >> richelle carey at hln. one of the victims in the cleveland home was buried today. the first funeral for any of the 11 victims. more services are set for the next few days. police continue to search the home of anthony sowell. neighbors say the stench of decomposition is getting worse. investigators are removing evidence from the house next zoor which appears to be abandoned. sowell is charged with five counts of murder. all but one of the bodies have been identified. charges are dropped from an american man who tried to get his kids back from his ex-wife in japan. he was arrested in september after allegedly abducting the children as his ex-wife walked them to school.
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he said she violated a custody agreement taking them out of the united states. >> the main principle is we had a custody agreement. this is not a custody fight. there was a custody agreement that was agreed to in the united states that my ex-wife ignored and broke federal and state laws in order to ignore. and i think we have to come back to that stance first. and say, okay, this -- the jurisdiction can't be moved by an individual to japan or to whatever country just because they like it. >> savoie was released from jail last month. no word when he will be able to see his children. the jury begins to consider whether the death penalty should be given to a man who killed anne pressly to death. he shouted. >> it is a corrupt system. >> today was justice for anne. i know nobody is more grateful than the parents and all of
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anne's friends. >> the jury's sentencing options death or life without parole. if they can't decide the judge imposes a life sentence. somebody walked into a convenience store and stole money donated for a 10-year-old boy with a brace disorder. >> i was absolutely sick. it made me sick. i couldn't believe that somebody could do that and, i mean, how do you sleep at night? how do you live your life. the woman collecting donations says she doesn't want to press charges. she wants the money back. a teen on the streets of memphis goes from being homeless to playing for the nfl. michael oher's life inspired a movie. check out a clip of warner brother's "blind side." >> who is that?
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>> big mike. >> what is he waring? it is below freezing. >> do you have any place to stay tonight? don't you dare lie to me. >> mike galanos has an interview with the player known as big mike. >> it was tough for me. a lot of people don't make it out. i'm the only one i know that made it out. so to get an opportunity like i got, i had to take advantage of it. >> don't miss the primetime news exclusive. michael oher, 5:00 eastern on hln. catch the whole interview.
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happening right now, live pictures from deep in the heart of texas. former president george w. bush at southern methodist
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university. his wife laura there with him. an institution that will be named after him part of the presidential center at smu. it will be the first presidential library to house such a policy institute. the 43rd president of the united states. heavy rain from what is left of tropical storm ida is battling the mid atlantic. virginia's governor declared a state of emergency. this storm moved out of georgia but not before flooding several neighborhoods. some were recovering from massive flooding in september. one of our i reporters who lives in virginia beach said he has not seen anything like this for year. william bernstein operated his own camera and reported on the strong nor'easter. bernstein said he saw a lot of flooding, downed trees and when he got to the beach he realized
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how strong the storm was. >> this is absolutely spectacular here. folks, we are down at booty inlet. what a difference a few hours makes. now the surf has come all the way up here. i can't turn around. it is hurting that bad. it feels awful. oh, my gosh. if you guys can just -- it is bad here. the sand is blowing horizontal and vertically as it continues to batter the coast. this powerful nor'easter here. trying to see what is going on. you can see the sand blowing towards the camera. this nor'easter, it is hard to [ inaudible ] and we're not even at high tide. not even at high tide yet. look at this. this is just unbelievable.
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unbelievable. >> william bernstein, great i report. we have to remind you, don't put yourself at risk. be extra careful. but if you have unique images or stories go to ireport.com and look for the upload now link. mt. hood meadow ski resort in oregon is officially open for business, the earliest opening in four years. a recent storm dropped 40 inches of snow. 3,000 skiers showed up on opening day to take advantage of that great powder. the famous rockefeller center christmas tree is in place. a 76-foot norway spruce from connecticut cut down from the property of a fifth grade teacher. it will take a while to decorate. the official lighting ceremony is set for december 2nd. the first rockefeller christmas tree was put up in 1931 at the
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depths of the depression. if you have been to church lately you might notice how some are trumping tradition for safety.
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the army has filed formal charges against major nidal hasan. military prosecutors prepared 13 counts of premeditated murder against the 39-year-old army psychiatrist. additional charges may be filed in connection with the bloody rampage a week ago today. >> it's important to remember that the preferal of charges is an important step in a court-martial process. it is merely an accusation. the accused is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty and we have a duty and obligation to protect the constitutional rights of everyone involved. major hasan has obtained legal
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representation. an accused soldier has the right to be represented by civilian counsel at no cost to the government and/or detailed military counsel at no expense to the accused. >> 13 people were killed, 29 others wounded. the military doctors who trained hasan as a psychiatrist expressed concerns about his strong religious beliefs and sometimes odd behavior but took no action. it is reported they didn't consider him a threat. the associated press reports hasan's behavior was a topic of conversation when he was a military medical school student. hasan reportedly was considered a mediocre student. his superiors reportedly thought his strong religious beliefs interfered with his research. in missouri a 77-year-old father and four adult sons accused in a sex ring investigation made their first
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court appearance, rape, beastiality, forcing children into fake marriages and forced abortion. authorities are digging up rural property east of kansas city connected to the family. investigators say they are searching for possible bodies and for jars, jars buried jars with notes from the children documenting the alleged sexual abuse. the sheriff said there are more allege td victims. three of the suspects are former lay ministers of the community of crist, used to be the reorganized church of jesus christ of latter day saints. the church says their licenses have been pulled. police have arrested a suspect in the disappearance of shaniya davis. police took clarence coe into custody charged with first degree kidnapping. he has convictions for assault on a female and felony breaking and entering. shaniya was reported missing
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tuesday. police dogs failed to turn up her scent in her neighborhood. on hln's "nancy grace" we learned police found other clues. >> and now the bombshell tonight, the news is not good. this child's favorite blanket has been found in the trash can of a neighbor at least 200 feet away, in her trash receptacle. we were told that blanket was covered in feces. >> where is shaniya? nancy grace investigates. one of the victims in the cleveland home of a convicted sex offender was buried today. the first funeral for any of the 11 victims. more services are set for the next few days. police continue to search the home of anthony sowell and neighbors say the stench of decomposition is only getting worse. investigators are removing evidence from the house next
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door that appears to be abandoned. sowell is charged with five counts of murder. all but one of the bodies have been identified. there was a drama with former miss california u.s. carrie prejean on cnn's "larry king live." she was hawking her new book and larry asked about a sex tape and why she settled her lawsuit with the pageant. she got red you to bolt. >> why did you settle? why settle since you had a fight to carry on? >> larry, everything was discussed in mediation is completely confidential. i'm not going to be able to talk about that. i'm letting you know that ahead of time. >> you can't even say why you settled? how does that break what you settled for? >> it is a confidential agreement. >> why did you agree to settle? >> it is a confidential agreement and i am not allowed to talk about that. >> so the agreement discusses the motive behind why each party
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agreed? >> larry, you are being inappropriate. you really are. so i'm not going to talk -- >> what? i'm asking a question. >> i'm not going to talk about anything that cousin discussed in mediation. it was completely confidential and it is a confidential settlement. >> in mediation it was discussed why you were mediating. >> larry, it is completely confidential and you are being inappropriate. >> all right. >> okay? >> inappropriate king live continues. detroit, hello. >> hi. i'm calling from detroit. i'm a gay man and i love pageants. i'm sure you, carrie have got great gay friends who helped you. what would you give them as advice if they wanted to get married. >> did you hear the question, carrie? >> prejean did continue the show after a commercial. larry apologized and said prejean insisted there wouldn't
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be phone calls from viewers. donald trump has a lot to say about her appearance on larry king. he spoke to brooke anderson in a "showbiz tonight" exclusive. >> i'm a big fan of larry king and i was watching this. i was very surprised to see it. she was talking about how inappropriate he was. inappropriate is a more sexual team. he asked a very, very easy question and i was surprised that she just didn't say, hey, listen, i can't answer that question. she wants to walk off the stage. it was surprising. it was strange. i felt badly for her, actually. >> you can see the full interview with donald trump tonight. sandra bullock's new movie comes out friday, that is tomorrow. this is far from a romantic comedy. we talked to the nfl star who inspired the film.
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your first look at an exclusive interview. it comes up after this.
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michael's grades have improved enough he can go out for spring football. >> this team is your family, michael. you think of him as me. how you have my back. are you going to protect his back? >> yes ma'am. >> next friday you get to "walk on the blind side." it is based on a touching true story. "prime news" mike galanos is
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here with the nfl star who inspired the movie. you got to talk to him? >> yeah. it was a joy to talk to him and research this story. we do tough stories. to have this story, an inspiring up with, the family who reached out to this young man. before we get to their heart, as he calls it, the big heart they have, you have to look at his story, persevering heart, his father he never knew, murdered, his mother a crack cocaine addict. he is homeless in the streets of memphis with his brothers. did it ever get to you? did you ever lose hope. what were holidays like for you? let's listen. was there ever a point your life and your struggles were getting to you? birthdays weren't celebrated, christmas morning was waking up watching other kids play with
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their toys. did it ever get to you, michael? >> oh, yeah. you ask yourself a lot of the times growing up why does it have to be this way for you. but you take all that type stuff like i said and make it into a positive. you work hard and you try to better yourself and better your surroundings. you tend to want more in life. >> want more in life. that is his side of the story. he was always hopeful. of course, looking at pictures of him when he is 10 years old, there is a smile on his face. how do you smile through that and wake up christmas morning and look out your window and other kids are playing with their new toys. here is the draft day. last april when the baltimore ravens selected him, first-round pick. he is doing great, by the way. teammating talk about him. there is his mom.
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offensive tackle for the ravens. his teammates say he is a joy to be around. this family talks about when they allowed michael into their home, they welcomed him into the home he instantly became a family member. this is his mom. >> there was never a defining moment we said we were going to take this young man in. he was there. we were there. he had needs. we had the potential to fill them. we tell stories of before we had michael and he will throw in. i said you weren't here. he thinks he has always been there. we think he has always be there. we don't know life without michael anymore. that is how it is. there wasn't a defining moment. it happened and it was a great thing that happened to us. he blessed us far more than we could have ever blessed him. >> how about that quote? please tune into "prime news."
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you will be blessed doing solisening to michael oher and more on the tuohy family. because of his story people will read the book, see the movie and apt to reach out and help someone to make the difference as the tuohy family did. >> to know we are not defined by our circumstances. >> case in point. >> mike, thanks. good to see you. the number of americans who have died of swine flu may be four times greater than we thought. the "new york times" says the cdc says h1n1 may have killed 4,000 people since april in the u.s. earlier estimates put the number closer to 1,000. the virus is not more dangerous, but the cdc is counting casing like pneumonia and bacterial infections. the swine flu has many of us covering up but would it keep
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you from going to church? the swine flu has some religious rituals changing. >> reporter: the sign of peace no longer a handshake. >> no more of this. >> we could do a bow like this so or a tap on shoulder. >> reporter: or just a smile. >> this is the cup of my blood. >> reporter: the bishop of sacramento ordered catholic churches to make changes during mass to stop the spread of swine flu. >> all of this is to promote health safeguarded. >> reporter: not drinking from the cup, not holding hands in the lord's prayer and not shaking hands of a sign of peace. the cathedral of the blessed
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sacrement is changing the holy water. >> i think when you are in church it is a wonderful thing to touch another human being. i'm going to miss it. >> reporter: the diocese is dealing with the combination of faith and flu the only way they can through prayer and new practices, safety trumping tradition in the lord's house. >> we do make adjustments in order to be good citizens. >> a good report. laura cole at kovr in sacramento. we thank you. former heavyweight boxing champion mike tyson has at least one more fight left in him. not in the ring. at a busy airport. what the cops say happen when iron mike put up his dukes.
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i'm jane velez-mitchell and here is my issue. sharla nash had her life destroyed. last february she went to her friend's house to lure her pet chimpanzee in her house. the chimp ripped her hands, lips, nose and eyes out.
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well now she wants payback. she appeared on "oprah" and filed a $50 million lawsuit against the chimp's owner. this woman has every right to sue. chimps are not pets. they are highly intelligent creatures. this chimp's owner may pretend she loves chimps but she clearly does not. if you truly love chimps keep them where nature intended them to be. in the wild. i'm jane velez-mitchell and that's my issue. >> tonight jane's got the latest on the shocking case of extreme abuse in a missouri family. don't miss "jane velez-mitche velez-mitchell." poppy harlow is in new york. poppy, hi, it is tough for former prisoners to get work, right? >> yeah.
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we can't imagine this, chuck. if you look at the employment lines, those ex-cons are right at the back. a lot of potential employers look at their resume and rap sheet and don't look further when they see a conviction. our team caught up with an ex-convict here in new york trying to find permanent employment after 32 months in prison. his name is greg hedley. he has a temporary job thanks to a nonprofit job called the center for employment opportunities. we caught up with him in harlem early one morning. take a look. >> my name is gregly hedley. i just came home from serving a prison sentence of two to four. this is how i get my life back on track. i'm on my way to work. every day i wake up 5:30, i'm out the door by 6:00. you know, so starts my day.
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oh, my biggest fear. it's that being asked that question, what crime did you commit? how can you you know, $40 a day hardly seems like enough. but you know what, i'll take working making minimum wage any day now as opposed to prison and death. it's almost 9:00 a.m., you know. you know, a little rough commute, whatever. i'm about to start my work site now. basically anything that's going to pay the bills right now, you know, help me get on my feet. so right now, i'm the trash man. >> well, that may be what he's doing right now. he makes $40 a day, as he said, but he wants to go onto college and actually wants to get a degree and work for that
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non-profit that helped place him in that job. you know what, this state, this nation, they don't keep a record of the number of unemployed ex-cons. an independent study found 60% of former prisoners are still out of a job after released. obviously no work can lead to a lot of problems and increased crime. it's an ongoing issue. i want to point you to the full story on cnn.com. a much longer story with greg. it's amazing to see what can happen through the non-profit, the work there. you can follow update on twitter, twitter.cnn.com. >> he's been on national tv. he knows a lot of people are pulling for him. i hope either some comfort out of that. good story. appreciate it. business news, up to the minute, right there on the web. check it out. richard heene, the man named for the infamous balloon boy hoax has been booked after
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voluntarily turning himself in to face charges. there's the jail photo. he faces counts of attempting to influence a public servant and his wife. oooçççççççço
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president barack obama, "alleged ft. hood gunman charged with 14 counts of premeditated murder. a teacher gets a tough job in social networking. she lost her job over facebook. plus sarah palin is talking to oprah. we've got your sneak peek right here. here is the latest from hln news and views. hope you're having a great day so far. u.s. army has filed formal charges against the ft. hood shooting suspect major na dal
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hassan. they prepared 13 counts of premeditated murder against the psychologist. more charges may be filed in connection with that bloody rampage. it happened one week ago today. >> it's important to remember the referral of charge is the first step in the court-martial process. the charge is merely an accusation. the accused is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. we have a duty and obligation to protect the constitutional rights of everyone involved. major hassan has obtained legal representation. an accused soldier has a right to be represented by civilian counsel at no cost to the government or detailed military counsel at no expense to the accused. >> thirteen people, 29 wounded during that tack. hasan is still in the hospital in san antonio. what are the civilian police officers who responded to the shooting there at ft. hood is telling a slightly different
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version of events than the military is telling. army breaks sergeant kimberly munley taking down the gunman. senior sergeant mark todd who arrived at the scene at the same time tells abc's good morning america he engaged the shooter after munley had been wounded. >> he shot and we shot. we secured him and saved his life. the immediate action is to secure him before we can treat any wounded. we have to make sure we secure the subject. once he's secured, all the medics jumped in and started lifesaving measures. >> todd was not hurt. munley is in the hospital with gunshot wounds to her leg and also her hand. right now former president george w. bush is speaking at southern methodist university in dallas. his wife laura is there. they unveil the vision for the bush institute, the think tank for early next year, speaking to a large audience at mcfarland
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auditorium, the president reflected on his legacy. >> laura and i will be forever thankful -- >> the bush institute will be housed in the same building as the presidential library and museum. it will be funded with private money raised by the bush foundation. levi johnston hasn't been too kind when he speaks about sarah palin. it's her turn now. the former governor just sat down for a chat with oprah winfrey. and despite all the bad blood, palin says he's still welcome in her family. listen to this. >> so one final question about levi, will he be invited to thanksgiving dinner? >> you know, that's a great question. it's lovely to think that he would ever even consider such a thing. of course you want -- he is a part of the family. you want to bring him into the
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fold and under your wing. he needs that too, oprah. he needs to know he is loved and he has the most beautiful child. this can all work out for good. it really k we don't have to keep going down the road of controversy and drama all the time. we're not really into the drama. we're more productive. we have more things to focus. >> does that mean she's coming or not. >> oprah, what does that mean. the interview airs, you're wondering levi was scheduled to pose for play girl sometime today. i'm moving on to today's news. police arrested a suspect in the kidnapping of five-year-old girl. police took clarence coe into custody last night. he's been charged with first degree kidnapping. has he a record dating back eight years including convictions for assault on a woman and felony breaking and
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entering. shan shanaiy, a was reported missing. how she was taken is a mystery. police found her blanket in a trash can covered with feces. police dogs had not turned up her scent in her neighborhood. tonight a man has been charged but where is shanaiy, a. nancy grace reports on hln news and views. a 77-year-old missouri father and his four adult sons accused in a child sex crime investigation make their first court appearance today. the men are charged with rape, beastality, forcing children into fake marriages and forced abortion. authorities are actually digging up the property east of kansas city that is connected to the family. investigators say they are searching for possible bodies in jars with buried notes from the children documenting this alleged sexual abuse.
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the sheriff says there are more alleged victims out there and he's encouraging people to come forward. three of the suspects are former lay ministers in the community of christ. it used to be called the reorganized church of jesus christ of latter-day saints. the church says their licenses have been suspended. she posted pictures of her european vacation on facebook. now this georgia teacher, she's out of a job.
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we may know next week what president obama plans to do in afghanistan. secretary robert gates confirms the president is not adopting any of the options presented to him so far. the president will spend the next week in asia. he may announce a decision on afghanistan when he returns. gates says the president isn't rejecting four options from military commanders, he wants to combine the best features.
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general mcchrystal is asking for 40,000 additional combat troops. gates says the president is signaling the best way to signal resolve and make it clear to the afghan government u.s. commitment is not open ended. u.s. ambassador to afghanistan, retired general carl ikenberry is expressing reservations about any increase in troop levels. published reports indicate he sent classified cables to washington casting doubt on the afghan government's ability to join the fight against the taliban. so this brought us to this question today for your views. how do you define winning in afghanistan? and you have not been shy about your answers, a lot of answers. i put this topic on my face book page, richelle carey hln and got quite a few comments. let me share them.
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this is comment from d.j. he says -- okay. let's get to the phones now. karen is calling us from redwood city, california. karen, how do you define winning in afghanistan? we realize this is a loaded question. but we've been getting some really interesting well thoughtout answers today. what do you think? >> caller: i don't see that we're in a war. i think we're in an occupation. after 9/11 we went to iraq who had no dog in the fight, 15 of the 19 hinlers were saudis. bin laden is a saudi. we went to afghanistan to go after him. he went to pakistan.
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are we going to keep occupying each country. occupation means you can leave, there's no winning or lose. we stop occupying and leaving. >> you reference what brought united states to afghanistan was trying to find osama bin laden. do you support continuing the search for osama bin laden? >> caller: osama bin laden is part of the whole network called al qaeda. the network is like a big spider web around the world. how do you attack a spider web around the world. we're just making more enemies and building up bin laden's cause that america is an aggressive nation by going after afghanis, taliban, whatever you want to call them. they are not the ones who took down our powers. >> all right, karen. thank you very much for your discussion there. i appreciate it. again, we have been getting a lot of comments on this. we appreciate it. we asked for your views and you
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gave them to us. expert clark howard serves in the georgia state guard but he's always thinking about how to help people get the most from their money. he and robin immediate from morning express at fort benning to give the troops financial tips including how to invest in their careers. >> this is the colonel retiring from reserve, about five years from retirement. okay. she has a question about coming up on retirement. >> good afternoon, sir. >> hi. >> i'm actually going to be retiring from the army reserve next year sometime and will retire from my civilian job i'm projecting five or six years from then. >> when do you rest? >> right now i'm rest k. >> this is it, she's resting. >> i'm resting. i just got back from afghanistan, and i'm on my way home. this is a little rest stop here.
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i have about five more working years that i'm going to invest. i don't get my reserve retirement until i'm 59 and a half, but we'll still have money to invest during that time. what would be the best thing to look into for end of career-type investments. >> okay. let me ask you a tough question. if you can't working at 59 1/2, you know the odds are you'll live maybe another 30 years or so. are you confident that you're going to have enough money five years now that you will be able to carry yourself the rest of your life? >> pending the market crash, unless there's a market crash, i expect to have enough by the time i hit 60. >> so you feel comfortable you are going to be able to bag work at 60, boom, you're done? >> well, i might not quit work. i still like to work. >> do you understand why i'm
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asking this question? because i want to make sure you are in a position. although i was talking with a young soldier about doing a roth account, for you doing a roth is even better because you're allowed to do what's known as catchup. you can do an extra $1,000 a year at $6,000 a year into a roth account and i would do that for these next five years. >> that's the kind of information you'll get on operation clark smart. you can watch this special presentation at 6:00 a.m. noon and 4:00 p.m. eastern saturday and sunday right here on hln. made headlines with that runaway balloon, now these parents are going to have to face the music.
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richard heene, the man blamed for the infamous balloon boy saga has been booked and released after voluntarily turning himself in to face charges. he faces a felony account of attempting to influence a public
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servant. prosecutors also announce add charge against his wife mayumi today for false reporting to authorities. that is a misdemeanor. the heenes will be appearing in court today. their attorney says the couple will plead guilty as part of a plea deal to keep the family together. they may face jail time but the attorney says the prosecutor will recommend probation. it's an incredible story, a teenager on the streets of memphis goes from being homeless to playing for the nfl as baltimore ravens tackle. it inspired a book, hollywood movie. check out the new film "the blindside." >> who is that? >> big mike. he goes to high school here. >> what is he wearing. it's below freezing. do you have any pensacolas to stay tonight? don't you dare lie to me. >> on prime news, mike galanos has an exclusive interview with the baltimore ravens, tackle. here is a preview of the interview with the player known
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as big mike. >> it was tough for me. one, a lot of people don't make it out. i'm the only one i know that made it out. so to get an opportunity like i got, i had to take advantage of it. >> tune into prime news for this exclude interview with michael oher tonight on hln. there was a little bit of drama with former miss california usa carrie prejean on larry king live about her new book. when larry asked her about a sex tape and why she settled her lawsuit with the pageant. >> why did you settle? you don't have to tell me the terms of the settle but why settle when you had a fight to carry on. >> everything discussed in mediation was completely confidential. i'm not going to be able to talk about that, so i'm going to let you know ahead of time. >> you can't even say why you
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settled? how does that break what you settled for. i'm not asking what the settlement was. >> it's a confidential agreement, and i am not allowed to talk about that. so. >> so the agreement discusses the motive behind why each party agreed? >> larry, you're being inappropriate. you really are. >> what? i'm asking a question. >> i'm not going to talk about anything discussed in mediation. it's completely confidential. it was a confidential settlement. >> all i'm asking. what you're saying is in mediation, it was discussed why you were mediating. >> larry, it's completely confidential, and you're being inappropriate. okay. you're being inappropriate. >> when larry king live continues, detroit, hello. >> hi, i'm calling from detroit. i love pageants. i'm sure you and carrie have great gay friends has helped you.
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what would you give them as advice if they wanted to get married? >> did you hear the question, carrie? >> she did continue the show after the commercial. larry apologized and said prejean insisted there wouldn't be phone calls from viewers. her former boss donald trump has a lot to say about her appearance on larry king. >> i'm a big fan of larry king and i was watching this. i was very surprised to see it because she was talking about how inappropriate he was. inappropriate is more of a sexual term as far as i'm concerned. inappropriate, asked a very, very easy question and i was surprised she didn't just say, hey, listen i can't answer that question. instead she wants to walk off the stage. it was very surprising. it was really strange to watch it. it was too bad. i felt badly for her actually. >> watch the full interview with donald trump tonight at 11:00
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eastern on hln. the dow rallied more than 500 points during the recent streak but they were unable to add to those gains. felisha taylor has the latest from our desk in new york. >> dow jones back off after six straight positive sessions. it's not much of a surprise to see profit taking after those kinds of gains, they dow fell, s&p lost about 1%. bigger than expected buildup of oil inventories. investors got economic news at the end of the trading day that's literally breaking banks. jumped to $156 billion in october. it's higher than predicted, 13th consecutive monthly deficit. the chipmaker stock soared 20% after the company settled a long-running legal battle with intel. intel paying $1.2 billion to amd to settle antitrust and patent lawsuits. intel shares were slightly
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lower. richelle, back to you. >> felicia, thank you very much. five men all charged with rape, beastality, forcing children into fake marriages, all from the same family. jane velez-mitchell tackles this disturbing case of child sex abuse in missouri. 
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military investigators are filing 13 counts of premeditated murder against the army psychiatrist accused of opening fire at ft. hood, texas, a week ago. there may be more charges filed against major nidal hasan. 13 killed and dozens more were injured. the gunman kept firing until he was shot. they credit a police officer with taking him down. sergeant kim munley was able to fire and shoot the shooter even though she had been hit by three bullets. but senior sergeant mark todd who arrived on the scene at the same time said he is the one who engaged the gunman after munley
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was wounded. investigators say the exact sequence of events still is not clear. >> our investigation thus far indicates that two responding police officers, one male and one female, arrived at the scene and both engaged the armed suspect. i would caution anyone from drawing final conclusions concerning the actual engagement in terms of who did what until all the evidence is fully analyzed. >> todd was not hurt. munley is still in the hospital with gunshot wounds to her leg and her hand. the military doctors who train hasan as psychiatrist expressed concerns about his religious beliefs and odd behavior but didn't consider it a threat. his behavior was at the top discussions. he was considered a mediocre student during his medical training. his superiors thought his strong religious beliefs interfered with his research.
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a 77-year-old father in missouri and his four adult sons accused in a child sex crime investigation made their first court appearance today. what they are accused of is unspeakable. the men are charged with rape, bestiality, forcing children into fake marriages and forced abortion. authorities are digging up a rural property east of kansas city connected to the family. investigators are searching for possible bodies and jars with buried notes from the children documenting the alleged sexual abuse. the sheriff says there are more alleged victims out there. he's encouraging people to come forward. three of the suspects are former lay ministers in the community of christ, used to be called the organized church of jesus christ of latter day saints. the church says their licenses have been suspended. colorado prosecutors have filed charges against the parents in the now infamous balloon boy saga. reached heene faces a felony count of attempting to influence
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a public servant. he turned himself in today. he was booked and released. his wife mayumi wasn't there. she faces charges of false report, a misdemeanor. it's part of a deal to keep the family together. they may face jail time but the prosecutor will recommend probation. heavy rain from what's left of tropical storm ida is now battering the mid-atlantic. this is video we got from one of our affiliates in the norfolk area. virginia's governor declared a state of emergency and coastal flood warnings in some areas as well. the storm moved out of georgia but not before flooding several neighborhoods. some were still recovering from the massive flooding back in september. one of our ireporters said he hadn't seen anything like it in years. tee this video as the
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mid-atlantic coast was getting slammed, remnants of tropical storm ida and strong winds from a nor'easter. he said he saw a lot of flooding, downed trees. once he got to the beach he found out how strong the winds were. the storm, as he put it, was one for the record books. >> this is absolutely spectacular here. folks we're down at inlet. what a few hours the surf makes. the surf has come up here. i can't even turn around, it's that bad. that feels awful. oh, my gosh. if you guys could just -- it's bad. that sand is blowing horizontally and vertically as it continues to battle the coast. it's really hard right now to even fathom what's going on here during this powerful nor'easter here. >> what's going on, continues to proceed towards the camera.
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[ inaudible ] high tide. not even at high tide yet. look at this, this is unbelievable. unbelievable. >> thanks to william bernstein, virginia beach, for that ireport. he took a beating. we want to remind our ireporters, don't put yourself at risk. always be careful, especially when we're talking about storms. if you would like to share with us, go to ireport.com and click on the upload now ling. you can submit your stories there. we do always appreciate it. remember the infamous interview between katie couric and former alaskan government sarah palin. no one thought it went well. now sarah palin is telling oprah winfrey how she thinks she did.
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we may know next week what president obama plans to do in afghanistan. defense secretary robert gates confirms the president is not adopting any of the options presented to him so far the president will be spending the next week in asia. he may announce the decision on afghanistan when he returns. gates says the president wants to combine make of the best features of several of the options presented to him. afghanistan commander general stanley mcchrystal is asking for 40,000 additional combat troops. gates says the president is looking for the best way to signal resolve and make it clear to the afghan government the u.s. commitment is not open ended. the u.s. ambassador to afghanistan, though, retired general carl ikenberry is expressing reservations about
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any increase in troop levels. he sent cables to washington casting doubts on the ability to join. so we've been asking how do you define winning in afghanistan? it's a sort sentence, a short question, rather, but it's really loaded. we know that we've been getting a lot of comments on this topic on my facebook page since last night when the news broke, the president wasn't going to accept any options to him. here is a sample of some of the options. terry wrote this -- this is what lee says. lee says -- ben says --
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i think that probably is the goal. but i think getting there is what the struggle is right now. but thank you for your comments. we appreciate it. your views. we appreciate it. former alaska governor sarah palin is appearing on oprah winfrey's show as part of the blitz for her book "going rogue." love that title. during the interview she touched on her infamous interview with katie couric and its affect on the 2008 mccain-palin ticket. >> let's talk about the interview with katie couric. >> must we? >> you talk about it in the book, so i assume everything is fair game. >> yes. >> you do say it wasn't your best interview. do you think that was a seminal defining moment for you?
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>> i did not. neither did the campaign. that is why segment two and three and four and five were scheduled. right on, good, you're showing your independence. this is what america needs to see. it was a good interview. i'm thinking, if you thought that was a good interview, i don't know what a bad interview was. i knew it wasn't a good interview. >> palin one-on-one set to air on monday's oprah winfrey's show. those saying you don't care, i think you do care. all right. there was a little drama with former miss usa carrie prejean on larry king live. she also has a book she's trying to sell. larry asked about a sex tape she made and why she settled her lawsuit with the pageant. she was ready to bolt. watch this. >> why did you settle? you don't have to tell me the terms of the settlement. why settle since you had a fight to carry on. >> larry, everything discussed in mediation i'll say it again was completely confidential. i'm not going to be able to talk
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about that. i'm letting you know that ahead of time. >> you can't even say why you settled? how does that break what you settled for. i'm not asking what the settlement was, i'm asking why did you settle? >> it's a confidential agreement and i'm not allowed to talk about that. >> so the agreement discusses the motive behind which party agreed? >> larry, you're being inappropriate. you really are. >> what? >> i'm not going to talk about. >> i'm asking a question. >> i'm not doing to talk about anything discussed in mediation. it's completely confidential. it was a confidential settlement. >> all i'm asking -- all right. so what you're saying, in mediation it was discussed why you were mediating. >> larry, it's completely confidential and you're being inappropriate. okay. >> all right. inappropriate king live continues. >> yes. >> detroit, hello. >> hi, i'm calling from detroit. i'm a gay man, and i love
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pageants. i'm sure you, carrie, have had great friends that helped you. what would you give them as advice if they wanted to get married. >> did you hear the question, carrie? >> well, she continued with the show after the commercial. larry apologized and said prejean insisted there wouldn't be any phone calls from viewers. well, her former boss donald trump had a lot to say about carrie prejean's appearance on larry king. listen to this. >> i'm a big fan of larry king. i was watching this. and i was very surprised to see it, because she was talking about how inappropriate he was. inappropriate is more of a sexual term, as far as i'm concerned. inappropriate, he had very, very easy question, and i was surprised she didn't just say, hey, listen, i quantity answer the question. instead she wanted to walk off the stage. it was very surprising. it really strange to watch it. it was too bad.
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i felt badly for her actually. >> you can watch the full interview with donnell trump on hln. started with a seemingly simple cold turned into something quite remarkable. hear why a doctor thinks a little girl can't stop sneezing.
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prime news is coming up in just a few minutes. we'll check in with mike galanos for an interview on what's coming up at the top of the hour. as always it's a jam-packed show with all types of things to comment on. the first is something we touched on today. you're going to move this forward. an arrest in the disappearance of a little girl but they still don't know where the child is. >> exactly. there's surveillance footage. we know that. we spoke with michelle about that. surveillance footage, now we have an arrest. it's mom's live-in boyfriend. he's arrested, no sign of shaniya. where is this cute little girl. also, what are we finding out about surveillance footage? is there a picture of this man leaving with shaniya.
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1-888-tell-hln. want to hear from you on this one as well. a teacher in georgia was forced to resign over an expletive and some photos. in this case i'm siding with the teacher on this one. >> really? okay. >> we're talking with a facebook page, her setting was on private. these are tame pictures, your vacation shots. she's not swinging from a chandelier. here she is with a beer, vacation photos. it's very tame. there is a clause or policy in there this school feels she violated. i think they should be more reasonable. i think you should call in 1-877-tell-hln. you have to stick around for this. it's one of the most inspiring stories i've heard in a long time. michael oher, offensive tackle for baltimore ravens.
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father never knew, he died, mom a cocaine addict. this kid is homeless. that's what it talks about. his perseverance, being a little kid. the pictures you see of him as a little kid, a smile on his face. what kept him going. he talks about christmas. christmas for him was waking up and looking outside and watching other kids play with their presents. >> that doesn't seem right. >> he continues to have hope. all of a sudden a well to do family in the area takes him in. it's a story of triumph from there. he says this as well and understands the gravity of this story that others are going to be more likely to reach out and make a difference in somebody else's life after you see the interview. it's an exclusive interview we have coming up. i have the honor and privilege to talk to michael. that's coming up. stick around for that 5:00 eastern. we know the movie coming out, "the blindside." there's been a book on this man's life. that's question number one.
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can you believe this? not long ago you're homeless now an nfl star and a book and movie made about your life. >> and talking to mike galanos. >> right. >> it's an amazing story. it can help and inch spire people which i'm sure that's why he wanted this done. >> he's very humble. not going to any premiers or anything like that he's got some football to play. >> good stuff, mike. thank you. let's talk some numbers here. first time unemployment filings dipped to their lowest level this year. last week. that is good news in a bad economy. the report shoes 52,000 filed last week, fewer than analysts expected. the number of americans that died from swine flu may be four times higher than we thought. "the new york times" said cdc estimates h1n1 may have killed 4,000 people in the u.s. since april. earlier estimates put that number at 1,000 of the virus is not getting more dangerous.
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cdc is counting lab confirmed cases from complications related to h1n1 like pneumonia and bacterial make you sneeze but not 12,000 times a day. that's what this virginia girl says is happening to her. lauren johnson says she caught a cold two weeks ago but hasn't been able to shake the sneezing, she says she is trying to take it in stride. >> it was -- different and i just -- kind of got -- went with it -- thinking that it wouldn't last as long but it's been two weeks now -- and just hasn't stopped. >> i know she's miserable and this is terrible for her. >> her family says the only time she doesn't sneeze is when sleeping. a neurologist says she could have a rare disorder triggered by stress. a history making night at
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the country music awards last night. isn't she great? 19-year-old taylor swift became the youngest ever to win the entertainer of the year award. >> i'll never forget this moment because, in this moment, everything that i have ever wanted has just happened to me. >> how can you not be happy for her? she also won album, video and best female vocalist and no kanya sights. a new jersey woman put her wedding ring in a cup and her husband tossed it in the garbage not realizing what was in it. when they figured out what happened they called the town's sanitation supervisor. three workers sifted through ten tons of trash until they found the garbage bag and finally the ring. wow, i don't know how many workers would have done that. well, five men all charged with rape, beastalty forcing
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children into fake marriages and they're all from the same family. jane velez-mitchell tackles this disturbing case of child sex abuse in missouri.
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